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    SubjectRe: Submitting patches for unmaintained areas (Solaris x86 UFS bug)
    On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 01:10:10PM +0100, Alex Kiernan wrote:
    > On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 12:06:29 +0100, Alex Kiernan <alex.kiernan@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > I've run into a bug in the UFS reading code (on Solaris x86 the
    > > major/minor numbers are in 2nd indirect offset not the first), so I've
    > > patched it & bugzilled it
    > > (http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3475).
    > >
    > > But where do I go from here? There doesn't seem to be a maintainer for
    > > UFS so I can't send it there.
    > >
    >
    > After advice from Alan (thanks), here's the patch which addresses the
    > problem I'm seeing. Specifically it appears that on x86 Solaris stores
    > the major/minor device numbers in the 2nd indirect block, not the
    > first.

    1) please, move old_encode_dev()/old_decode_dev() into your helper functions.
    2) we could do a bit better now that we have large dev_t. What are complete
    rules for
    a) Solaris userland dev_t => on-disk data
    b) major/minor => Solaris userland dev_t
    on sparc and x86 Solaris?
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